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CNN’s Acosta Wins Temporary Restraining Order Against Trump — Kevin Drum – Mother Jones

It’s appropriate to use CNN’s own story about today’s ruling regarding the White House taking away Jim Acosta’s press pass: Federal judge Timothy J. Kelly sided with CNN on Friday, ordering the White House to reinstate chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass….Kelly did not rule on the underlying case on Friday. But he…

via CNN’s Acosta Wins Temporary Restraining Order Against Trump — Kevin Drum – Mother Jones

Winning Just 5 of these 8 races Gives Us the Senate!

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Winning 5 of these 8 races gives us the Senate!

Sunday at church was like a funeral. Everyone with long faces, heads down. Everyone was fearful and disgusted by the Kavanaugh confirmation. The pain and disappointment are real, but we cannot let them have the last word. We are so close to regaining control of the Senate. It is within reach. There are 8 U.S Senate races that can be won by Democrats. If we win 5 of those 8, we control the Senate. If we control the Senate, we can keep a lot of bad stuff from happening between now and 2020. Most importantly, if Democrats control the Senate, then we don’t have to worry about another Brett Kavanaugh going on the Supreme Court. Democrats winning the Senate will mean that at least one part of the federal government will be working for us and not just for corporations and the extremely wealthy. We will have a body who can stop legislation that would harm women, people of color, children, immigrants and the LGBTQ community.

Please do everything you can to elect these eight candidates.

 

Leaning D Democrat Senate Candidate On Twitter
Arizona Kyrsten Sinema @kyrstensinema
Toss Up    
Nevada Jacky Rosen @RosenforNevada
Missouri Claire McCaskill (incumbent) @McCaskill4MO
Florida Bill Nelson (incumbent) @SenBillNelson
Leaning R    
Texas Beto O’Rourke @BetoORourke
Tennessee Phil Bredesen @PhilBredesen
North Dakota Heidi HeitKamp (incumbent) @SenatorHeitkamp
Likely R    
Mississippi Mike Espy @espyforsenate

These race assessments are from the 538 Senate Forecast https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2018-midterm-election-forecast/senate/?ex_cid=rrpromo

 

CMA Alert – Center Launches SaveMedicareNow Initiative, Opposes “Public Charge” Rule and Welcomes New Board Members — Center for Medicare Advocacy

Center Launches SaveMedicareNow Initiative Ahead of Mid-Term Elections Public Charge Proposed Rule – A Strike on the Health Care and Well-Being of Immigrants and American Families Center for Medicare Advocacy Welcomes New Board Members Center Launches SaveMedicareNow Initiative Ahead of Mid-Term Elections How has Medicare, Medicaid or the Affordable Care Act (ACA) helped you or…

via CMA Alert – Center Launches SaveMedicareNow Initiative, Opposes “Public Charge” Rule and Welcomes New Board Members — Center for Medicare Advocacy

We really can #TurnCongressBlue: 20 races that will do it!

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Blue Wave 2018

Turning the U.S. House Blue

 

We all know that if we are going to hold on to the improvements the Affordable Care Act made in our health care system, we must vote Democrats back into control of the Senate and the House. We also know that if we are to make any serious progress on providing Medicare for all Americans, we must vote Democrats back into control of the Senate and the House. We also know that if we are going protect and preserve Social Security and Medicare, we must vote Democrats back into control of the Senate and the House.

If 4 out of 20 of the Democratic Candidates for U.S. House listed below win their races, then Democrats will most likely have regained control of the U.S House. If Democrats win all twenty races, they would hold a 234 to 201 majority in the U.S. House. All twenty of these races are winnable. By the same token, they are all also losable. That is why it is so important for all of us to do everything we can to help Democrats win! The only way the Blue Wave happens is if every one of us does what we can do to make it happen.

Toss Up    
Gil Cisneros California 39th @GilCisnerosCA
Katie Porter California 45th @katieporteroc
Gina Ortiz Jones Texas 23rd @GinaOrtizJones
Lizzie Pannill Fletcher Texas 7th @Lizzie4Congress
Paul Davis Kansas 2nd @PaulDavisKS
Kara Eastman Nebraska 2nd @karaforcongress
Cindy Axne Iowa 3rd @Axne4Congress
Dan Feehan Minnesota 1st @danielfeehan
Joe Radinovich Minnesota 8th @joeradinovich
Sean Casten Illinois 6th @SeanCasten
Brendan Kelly Illinois 12th @Kelly4SouthrnIL
Elissa Slotkin Michigan 8th @ElissaSlotkin
Danny O’Connor Ohio 12th @dannyoconnor1
Aftab Pureval Ohio 1st @AftabPureval
Amy McGrath Kentucky 6th @AmyMcGrathKY
Antonio Delgado New York 19th @DelgadoforNY19
Jared Golden Maine 2nd @golden4congress
Andy Kim New Jersey 3rd @AndyKimNJ
Leslie Cockburn Virginia 5th @LeslieCockburn
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell Florida 26th @DebbieforFL

 

Simple ways we can all help:

Follow these candidates on twitter.

Retweet posts from their twitter feeds.

If you want to do more:

Volunteer to door knock

Volunteer to phone bank

Donate to one or more of these candidates.

Information about volunteering and donating will be available on the candidates’ campaign websites.

Finally, thank you for any and everything you do to #ProtectOurCare and make America the country we all know that she can be.

The possibility of winning the above races is based on information at: https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2018-midterm-election-forecast/house/#deluxe

7 Races That Can Turn The Senate Blue

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Blue Wave 2018

Turning the U.S. Senate Blue

 

We all know that if we are going to hold on to the improvements the Affordable Care Act made in our health care system, we must vote Democrats back into control of the Senate and the House. We also know that if we are to make any serious progress on providing Medicare for all Americans, we must vote Democrats back into control of the Senate and the House. We also know that if we are going protect and preserve Social Security and Medicare, we must vote Democrats back into control of the Senate and the House.

If 5 out of 7 of the Democratic Candidates for U.S. Senate listed below win their races, then Democrats will most likely have regained control of the U.S Senate. If Democrats win all seven races, they would hold a 53 to 47 majority in the U.S. Senate. All seven of these races are winnable. By the same token, they are all also losable. That is why it is so important for all of us to do everything we can to help Democrats win! The only way the Blue Wave happens is if every one of us does what we can do to make it happen.

Lean Republican  
Beto O’Rourke Texas @BetoORourke
Phil Bredesen Tennessee  @PhilBredesen
Toss Up
Heidi Heitkamp (i), North Dakota @SenatorHeitkamp
Jacky Rosen Nevada @RosenforNevada
Lean Democrat
Bill Nelson (i), Florida  @SenBillNelson
Kyrsten Sinema Arizona @kyrstensinema
Claire McCaskill Missouri @McCaskill4MO

 

Simple ways we can all help:

Follow these candidates on twitter.

Retweet posts from their twitter feeds.

If you want to do more:

Volunteer to door knock

Volunteer to phone bank

Donate to one or more of these candidates.

Information about volunteering and donating will be available on the candidates’ campaign websites.

Finally, thank you for any and everything you do to #ProtectOurCare and make America the country we all know that she can be.

The possibility of winning the above races is based on information at: https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2018-midterm-election-forecast/senate/?ex_cid=midterms-header

Republican Elites Are Scared of @PhilBredesen

When the Knoxville News-Sentinel needs someone to give voice to the extreme right-wing of the political spectrum, Greg Johnson is the writer who often gets the job. He has an opinion piece up on the News-Sentinel website about Democrat Phil Bredesen’s run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Republican Bob Corker.

Two things are evident in Johnson’s piece. First, he cannot stand the thought of Tennesseans sending a Democrat to the U.S. Senate. Second, he respects, perhaps even admires Bredesen. The worse thing he can think of to say about him is that some Democrats might not like Bredesen’s pragmatic, common-sense approach to governing.

To be certain, Greg writes a nice article. To his credit, he uses the first paragraph to remind Tennesseans what a truly great job Bredesen did as governor of the state. Where Johnson misses the boat is his understanding of what Bredesen’s common-sense pragmatism would mean for working class Tennesseans. Greg writes an article each week for the News-Sentinel, but most of his time is spent working as a financial advisor for Edward Jones

Greg does an outstanding job helping Tennesseans with portfolios of upwards of $500 ,000. The problem is most Tennesseans don’t have portfolios quite that large. Greg also likes politicians who cater to folks who have plenty of money to invest. That may be the real reason he does not want Tennesseans to send Phil Bredesen to Washington. Greg knows that Bredesen will work just as hard for working class Tennesseans as Greg does for those with ample investment portfolios.  Greg also knows that Bredesen would likely oppose any GOP scheme to privatize Social Security and Medicare.

We already have enough politicians in Washington who are using their offices to pad their pockets and the bank accounts of their donors.  In fact, the GOP candidate that Greg favors, Marsha Blackburn, already has a cozy arrangement with the pharmaceutical industry.

Greg and Marsha will be fine regardless of who wins this November’s race. The same cannot be said for middle and working class Tennesseans. They need a Senator who is going to be on their side. Phil Bredesen is the common sense choice for all Tennesseans.

 

Drug companies using tax windfall to benefit shareholders, not patients

With New Tax Savings, Drug Companies Start by Rewarding Shareholders, Not Patients Struggling with Skyrocketing Prices The Office of U.S. Senator Cory A. Booker, April 9, 2018 In December 2017, President Trump and the Republican-led Congress enacted the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, a $1.5 trillion bill that delivers massive tax cuts to the nation’s…

via Drug companies using tax windfall to benefit shareholders, not patients — PNHP’s Official Blog